My Soul is Joyful

Mary in prayer:   My soul is joyful; my spirit is glad! Yahweh is my Saviour! He is my Lord! Deep is His mercy, gentle are His ways.  He has filled me with gladness all my days.
This hymn by Australian Fr Frank Andersen MSC was included in the Eagles Wings collection, and so is also in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC collection:   This is still available and which includes lead-sheet style sheet music.

The lyrics are inspired by Mary's Magnificat, as presented in Luke 1:45-56.

The tune was written by Fr Andersen:  it is in a major key (G in the original printing), with a 3:4 time signature, and starts with the notes G F E D ...

No videos of this song have been found on YouTube, but there is a backing file for learning purposes  available here.   This has a slower speed than is often used for this song:   the original sheet music suggests a tempo of 162 for it.:



The lyrics are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here.   But they are available on the last page of this newsletter.

The song has three verses, each of which is for lines long.  The overall meter is     A rough outline is:.
1 My soul is joyful; my spirit is glad! ...

2 I am His servant; He is truly my God!

3 Holy is His name! Mercy given to all ...

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